Blogs about Modeling

Overview

Do use the AAC system to talk yourself. Don't expect the AAC user to communicate without you modelling how
| Amanda Hartmann
Speech Language Pathologist

Do’s and Don’ts of AAC - Use the AAC system

We can all understand the concept that AAC users may not learn how to effectively use their AAC system for communication if they do not see it used regularly and reliably by others in their world. The best way that we can support our AAC user is the use the AAC system to talk yourself!

Do's and Don'ts Questions
| David Niemeijer
Founder and CEO

Do’s and Don’ts of AAC - Questions

Are your questions open or closed? In any environment where questions occur naturally, like in classrooms, it is essential that open-ended questions are used for AAC users. It allows language to be modeled and gives AAC users the opportunity to learn to say what they think and feel.

Do's & Don'ts - Modelling
| Amanda Hartmann
Speech Language Pathologist

Do’s and Don’ts of AAC - Modeling

We all know that the best practice for teaching AAC is Modelling or Aided Language Stimulation. We can all understand that AAC users will learn how to effectively use their AAC system when they see it used regularly and reliably by others in their world. So how do we model?

Do's & Don'ts- Wait time
| Pam Harris
Support Specialist

Do’s and Don’ts of AAC - Wait time

Providing enough time to people who use AAC is very important, as using AAC to communicate takes time. We as communication partners need to provide enough of it for the person using AAC to claim their turn in the conversation, to process what was said and what they want to say and then compose their message.